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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:36 PM
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First 26 boxes are labeled and waiting for the brown truck to pickup. eating PB sandwich then out to rework more.(well, if winds still calm,may get in a couple packs - gotta keep things in perspective!)
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:37 PM
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Just ordered a case of the new foam. Thank you!!

Anyone familiar with the Dollar Tree Foamboard" (actually Readi-Board by RL Adams Plastics)? If so, how does this new foam compare? Can it be folded over to produce a wing like this:

http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/at...g?d=1254484513

I've yet to build a foam plane, but with 16 sheets en-route I'll be doing a lot of learning, lol.

Thank you again,
Raymond
I am very familiar with the $Tree foam but have not yet received my box of foam to make any comparison.
bending the foam should be no problem using Packing tape as BOP mentioned already.
if the foam is too brittle to bend or form without it breaking then I will not be very happy with the new foam.

I am pretty certain that the new foam will be just right
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:40 PM
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Guess I'll just have to go roll a fuse before I get back to the reworks!
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Hey Springer
looking forward to seeing the one sheeters you can dream up with the new foam dimensions
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:43 PM
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Guess I'll just have to go roll a fuse before I get back to the reworks!
see if you can roll a 6" radius without tape
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:51 PM
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RT, yes 6" is no problem at all. Probably go below 4" before you need tape.

Mike you surprise me with the terrible choices you are making here.

Peanut Butter sandwich? No rasberry jam? Not even some marginal grape jelly?

Be a man and get some corned beef or hard salami with mustard or SOMETHING!
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:56 PM
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RT, yes 6" is no problem at all. Probably go below 4" before you need tape.

Mike you surprise me with the terrible choices you are making here.

Peanut Butter sandwich? No rasberry jam? Not even some marginal grape jelly?

Be a man and get some corned beef or hard salami with mustard or SOMETHING!
grape > raspberry
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:56 PM
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RT, yes 6" is no problem at all. Probably go below 4" before you need tape.
Oh Goody!
Hearing this makes me happy
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Grape jelly is totally inferior to raspberry jam. Jelly by definition is strictly juice thickened with sugar.

Jam is using the actual fruit to make the bulk of the substance. Plus raspberries are a far superior fruit. And with the seeds you even get the fiber a healthy colon needs.

I am pretty sure Mike has raspberry bushes growing in the fields and brushlines near his barn. The same barn that houses the remainder of the MPF. It is also the brush that he keeps getting his planes stuck in when he is flying too close to the trees.

See that? Right back on topic.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:32 PM
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1. because he's looking for a finished pic???? nah, because he's out in the barn prepping all y'all's orders (actually not at the moment, he's bandaging a cut, drinking milk, eating another chocolate chip cookie, and posting on rcg...multitasking at it's best.....

2. First 26 boxes are labeled and waiting for the brown truck to pickup. eating PB sandwich then out to rework more.(well, if winds still calm,may get in a couple packs - gotta keep things in perspective!)

3. Guess I'll just have to go roll a fuse before I get back to the reworks!
Mike,

Seems like all you do is eat. Now you want to go fly? Boy, don't you have any compassion for your fellow flyers and builders? Seems like the foam must go on (the truck that is). Don't you miss him, you hear? LMAO, Hahahaha

Thanks for all the hard work. I see my label too is printed, waiting pickup. I might get another box soon too, depending on the amount I feel I'll consume upon arrival of the first shipment!

Fred
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:46 PM
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formability test #1

Well, the Brown truck came by and picked up 26 boxes!

Here's the forming test results:

samples: radomly selected sheet from the seconds pile (had some small dimples in about a 1" circle) 12" x4" samples cut on long direction and cross direction of the sheet (arrows show the 48" direction).

test: cold form each sample over a 1 1/8" mandrel in a gpw bendfoam fixture. The curl was worked in with several passes (about 6). No heat was used, bending was done with thumb pressure.

Results: No cracking occurred during the bending, the final "diameter" is 3 3/4" on the cross direction, and 3 9/16" on the long direction, so there does appear to be some grain/directionality to the sheet, but much less than typical fff.

Ya know I think I'm gonna like this stuff!
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Natural creamy peanut butter (peanuts, salt), Local honey and butter on oatnut bread! with milk and chocolate chip cookie! It's the only time I can sit and type, ya know. Youse guys are just slave drivers! and I still haven't flown this afternoon. Sun's even shining now!

I forgot to mention that I didn't really approach the minimum radius, just quit when the tips could be touched. I'll bet I could get under 3" with just some more "coaxing", Could probably wrap the mandrel with a bit of heat.

IF your label shows printed, then your box is on the truck, I only printed those for which I had boxes ready.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Well, the Brown truck came by and picked up 26 boxes!

Here's the forming test results:

samples: radomly selected sheet from the seconds pile (had some small dimples in about a 1" circle) 12" x4" samples cut on long direction and cross direction of the sheet (arrows show the 48" direction).

test: cold form each sample over a 1 1/8" mandrel in a gpw bendfoam fixture. The curl was worked in with several passes (about 6). No heat was used, bending was done with thumb pressure.

Results: No cracking occurred during the bending, the final "diameter" is 3 3/4" on the cross direction, and 3 9/16" on the long direction, so there does appear to be some grain/directionality to the sheet, but much less than typical fff.

Ya know I think I'm gonna like this stuff!
that satisfies my curiosity
I think this foam is going to be really good stuff.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Well, the Brown truck came by and picked up 26 boxes!
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Ya know I think I'm gonna like this stuff!
Now... those bending test results should be reported on the website. With pictures of course.

Oh yeah, and remember to charge the full engineering test rate when you book the cost of those tests. And have the webmaster book the costs of the web work. Wait a minute arn't you supposed to be retired! Go fly some more. You can do that other stuff after dark!
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 04:10 PM
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Yeah! You don;t need to sleep or anything!
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